Lecture Series Cancer Research - "DEPLOYING LOW-COVERAGE WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING IN THE PRACTICE: A TRANSLATIONAL JOURNEY FROM BIOINFORMATICS RESEARCH TO CLINICAL TEST" - Prof Jean-Pierre Kocher
07/12/2017 11:00 to 07/12/2017 12:00 (Europe/Luxembourg)
Prof Jean-Pierre KOCHER is Director of the Data Science and Bioinformatics Programmes at Mayo Clinic, Chair of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics,
Vice Chair of the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic, Arizona (MCA) and Associate Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University (ASU).
Low-Coverage Whole Genome Sequencing (LC-WGS) has recently be implemented in clinical laboratories at Mayo is one of the sequencing protocols that has been translated into clinical applications. The first successful test is the Non-Invasive Prenatal Test that is becoming routinely used to fetal trisomy detection. Other clinical applications are underway. I will describe the analytical workflows put in place to analyze LC-WGS data and report trisomy. I will also describe how the analytics has been extended to the stratification of ovarian tumors. This new application of LC-WGS is currently being translated into a clinical test.
11.00 - 12.00: LECTURE
University of Luxembourg
Maison du Savoir
2, rue de l'Université
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About the Lecture & Workshop series - cancer research
The LIH lecture and workshops series in Cancer Research, supported by the FNR and jointly organized with the University of Luxembourg, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Cancer Research. Please find here the full programme for 2017-2018.
This lecture will be followed by a workshop especially dedicated to early-stage researchers.
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